Sunday, December 5, 2021

Resume IT Sector work from office, says Telangana DPH

  • No signs of third wave as per now
  • 90% in Hyderabad has been vaccinated
  • COVID under control in Telangana
  • IT Sector should think of revenue for Government
  • Follow COVID guidelines, DPH Srinivasa Rao

Hyderabad: IT Sector in Hyderabad can resume work from office as there is no indication of third wave as of now, says Telangana DPH Srinivasa Rao. There was no imminent threat of surge of new COVID infections and it may be reviewed if new variant emerges, Dr. Rao further added.

He requested IT Managements to start their offices in IT Corridor, particularly located at Madhapur, Gachibowli, Hi-tech city. He assured that 90% has been vaccinated and companies should follow COVID protocols like social distancing, wearing masks during work in office.

Dr. Rao further said that COVID second wave in Telangana has petered out which is good reason for IT Campuses to open their offices. Lockdown has been eased for the past three months and there is dip in cases too and this is the right time for IT sector to resume work from office which in turn would help Government in getting revenue, DPH felt.

But when we contacted IT employees of Gachibowli and Hi Tech city zone, many now prefer to work from home as the psychological fear is still in their minds. It is better to stay for another few months with work from home as the impact should not affect children, Employees said.

”We know it is lot of strain and stress in work from home rather than at office, but we prefer to work from home for the year 2021,” felt another employee. Few Companies have already issued guidelines for its employees to continue work from home until January 2022. IT Managements say that there is a lot of difference in work from home and work from office in their point of view. No need of paying rentals for building, no current or security charges, and this revenue can be rotated for employees in the name of hike, felt another IT Management.

Right now, even DPH urges companies to resume work from office, managements and employees are not keen on opening.

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